Volunteering has always been a part of Gale Zemel’s life. In her 35-years in Oak Park, Gale has been giving back to the community by helping Housing Forward for the last 10. Her work in Housing Forward’s Support Center in Maywood has transformed a once cluttered space of boxes of weekly donations into a well-organized and accessible clothing closet. It almost feels as if you are walking into a clothing store as everything is clearly labeled and arranged according to size.
Housing Forward Executive Director Lynda Schueler said the failure of Gov. Bruce Rauner and the legislature to pass a budget for the state of Illinois has already dried up funding for two staff positions, and if money continues to be withheld, a decision on more cuts will come in June.
Seven months into the state budget impasse, a survey released yesterday by the United Way of Illinois illustrates the continuing damage being done to the state's human service sector.
Hollis, a client in the Open Door Housing program, is a testament to the effectiveness of permanent supportive housing.
This holiday season, Amazon purchases can directly benefit Housing Forward. When you shop Amazon Smile, 0.5% of your total purchases will automatically be donated. The more you shop, the more donations Housing Forward receives.
A survey released last week by the United Way shows further deterioration of the human service sector and the people it serves due to the state budget impasse.
During the 2014-2015 PADS Shelter season, 87 volunteers from Loyola helped staff the Monday night Medical Clinic.
You're invited to join us at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Tuesday, May 26th at the Nineteenth Century Club in Oak Park.
Last week, Supportive Housing Director Aimee Dinschel traveled to Springfield with the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless to advocate for our clients in the budget process.
The Chi-Town Jazz Festival begins on March 4th, and will close on March 8th with a concert at FitzGerald's in Berwyn. More than 90% of the proceeds of the week-long festival will benefit West Suburban PADS and three other local organizations.